June 7, 2013 |
Snapchat, the popular social network startup that lets users send each other photos that quickly disappear, has given its logo a facelift. Since launching in 2011, the Los Angeles-based company has been known for its logo of a ghost making a silly face by sticking its tongue out. But earlier this week, Snapchat rolled out an app update for its Apple users with a logo that shows a face-less ghost. The startup on Thursday told users that the change was not an accident. PHOTOS: Top smartphones of 2013 "Many of you have noticed that in our latest iOS update, v5.0 Banquo, our mascot no longer has a facial expression," the blog post said.
November 1, 2013 |
The 16-gigabyte iPad Air's listed price is $499, but there's no reason you should pay more than $479 for it. That's because Wal-Mart is selling the entry model of the iPad Air at a $20 discount, and that has prompted others to match Wal-Mart's price. Target and Staples have matched the discount, listing the device at $479 on their online stores. CHECK THIS OUT: Dell offers to fix laptops that smell like cat urine Meanwhile, Best Buy said they will sell the 16-GB iPad Air for $479, but users must first request that they price-match other retailers.
October 24, 2013 |
A Seattle city review board has given the thumbs-up to an ambitious and unusual biodome design proposed by Amazon as part of its new downtown campus. On Wednesday, Seattle's Design Review Board approved the design by architectural firm NBBJ. According to Geekwire , the architects persuaded the review board that the design would be "engaging and inviting to the public passing by. " Amazon is just one of many tech companies pursuing a distinctive new campus design. Apple's spaceship campus was just recently approved by the City Council of Cupertino, Calif.
June 12, 2013 |
Apple unveiled iOS 7 Monday, but because the focus of the company's presentation was on the new design of the platform, many cool new features went unnoticed. The Cupertino tech giant did point out a few great new features -- including AirDrop, the brand-new Control Center, and more features for Safari -- but many others were mentioned only in passing or completely overlooked. PHOTOS: Tech giants' new headquarters So here's a list of 10 hidden gems and overlooked features in the upcoming Apple mobile operating system.
August 18, 2006 |
TEN YEARS AGO today, one of the most controversial news articles of the 1990s quietly appeared on the front page of the San Jose Mercury News. Titled "Dark Alliance," the headline ran beneath the provocative image of a man smoking crack -- superimposed on the official seal of the CIA. The three-part series by reporter Gary Webb linked the CIA and Nicaragua's Contras to the crack cocaine epidemic that ripped through South Los Angeles in the 1980s.
October 22, 2013 |
At an event in San Francisco on Tuesday, Apple announced new versions of its Retina MacBook Pro laptops and said its redesigned Mac Pro computer will go on sale "before the end of the year. " The Cupertino, Calif., tech giant said the black, cylinder-shape Mac Pro, which was announced last summer, will start at $2,999 for a 256 GB model with 12 GB of RAM. The Mac Pro, which uses an Intel Xeon E5 processor, will be assembled in the U.S. LIVE UPDATES: Apple announcement -- iPad, Mavericks OS X, more Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller also unveiled the company's second-generation 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro, which goes on sale Tuesday.